Lead artist/researchers: Jacek Scarso

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Inspired by seventeenth century art and science, this dance-opera takes the audience into a weird and wonderful world of body contradictions: from sacred to secular, from anatomical to voyeuristic, from scientific to superstitious.

Fascinated by the outrageousness and ambiguity of the Baroque style, works have been selected from art, music and anatomy, that are associated to this and that directly deal with the body.  At times bizarrely comic, at times dark and mysterious or poetic and moving, the piece is boldly stark, visually striking and highly atmospheric. The original score, created through improvisation methodologies, will integrate the use of toy pianos, in an exclusive collaboration with Kate Ryder, internationally acclaimed specialist in this unusual instrument.

View video footage of Baroccata here




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